Facilitating exceptional conservation results


Aligning Visions publications are "how-to" manuals full of practical tools for conservation nonprofits.  It is a pleasure and great privilege to work on new materials with different clients and keep improving and evolving core ideas that repeatedly surface over the years. In some cases, clients ask for program assessments, papers or publications that are, by their nature, confidential.  However, in other  cases, helping a client develop the materials they need, provides useful fodder for other organizations as well.   These publications, are not peer-reviewed in the scientific publication sense, but are constantly being tested, and frankly, are always works in progress.   I hope some of the ideas will be helpful to you.  Thanks to the clients who encourage this work! 

Partial list of publicly-available publications:

  • Governance in Regional Conservation Finance Platforms: A Comparative Case Study 2 017
  • Resource Manual for Impactful Conservation Project Design MAR Leadership, FMCN  2017
  • Chapter Fundraising: A How-to-GuideAudubon California  2016
  • Participatory Strategic Planning:  A How-To Guide for Nonprofits Aligning Visions  2013
  • Meaningful Nonprofit Boards: A How-To Guide Aligning Visions 2013
  • Monitoring Impact on Biodiversity in Protected AreasREDLAC 2012
  • Fundraising Strategies for Environmental FundsRedLAC 2011
  • Environmental Funds Tool KitConservation Finance Alliance 2010
  • Conservation Partnership Resource CenterTNC  2010
  • Hiring and Retention GuidesTNC  2000
  • Rumbo al éxito on board development, Co-author TNC  1997
  • Resources for Success for conservation nonprofits, Editor TNC  1993
  • Evaluación ecológica rápida (Rapid Ecological Assessment),  Co-authorTNC  1992